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3-D Printing Is Only in the Early Innings

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria Virginia recently hosted a fascinating display of technology. 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) , Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) , and other top companies involved in additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, displayed their wares in the same room.

Fool analyst Rex Moore was at the conference, and chatted with Stratasys engineer Jim Comb. In this installment of our multi-part series, Jim says that despite being around for many years, this technology is still in its infancy.

3D Systems is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell, and receive a full year of analyst updates with the report. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.


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  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 12:16 PM, paddlinfaster wrote:

    Seriously, what is the deal with the Fool & DDD lately? NOT A DAY PASSES without at LEAST one article. I'm actually interested in this company & stock & have had it on my Watchlist for over a year (& yes, watched it go up & up without me) but this is getting ridiculous! Are you getting paid by the word to hawk it?!

    I hate to say this as I LOVE me some Tim Tebow, but you guys are acting like ESPN last year & their incessant covering of Tebow. Which one of ya'll are SKIP BAYLESS?

    Tebowmania is being replaced by DDD-DEMENTIA!

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 1:56 PM, TangoXray7 wrote:

    @ paddlinfaster

    The article mentions Stratasys & 3D Systems, the film illustrates a Stratasys machine and an ExOne machine in operation.

    You're the one that focused on DDD.

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 1:57 PM, TangoXray7 wrote:

    PS: Which of course is as it should be :)

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Rex Moore spent his formative years in Texas, and fought beside Davy Crockett at the Alamo. He currently travels the globe for TMF, bringing back video reports on conferences and companies that matter for investors.

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